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Asian Countries Declare War on Cigarettes

By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin - Asian countries are taking measures against smoking. Japan's health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki said that the government will step up measures against passive smoking while seeking public understanding ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, reported NHK on Friday. Previously, the country's Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry introduced passive smoking measures which completely ban indoor smoking at restaurants, hotels, and airports.
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